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Racial Discrimination in our School

Jordan Moss

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There has always been racial tension in the world, especially in high school. In high school, there is a great amount of racial discrimination. Walking through the hallways at WHSS, everyone talks about how African-Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, and others are so different from each other. Whether people are divided by personalities, interests, or looks, high school is filled with social groups.

At South High, many of the groups are divided by race. There are many groups of people who bully other people because of what color their skin is. Newsweek took a survey of 800 teens. 82% of them felt as if racial discrimination was a critical issue for teens. It is also a critical problem in our school. But what is the solution?

You can’t change the color of your skin, so why would you judge other peoples skin color? As a student at South high, you can change the way students treat each other.

It is exceptionally effortless to be a racist person. And some people might feel as if they have to be a supremacist in order to survive in high school or be accepted into a group. They might feel as if they will no longer be allowed in a group if they treat others equally and with respect.

You might feel as if the only way to have friends in high school is to fit in with a group. So what do you do if you are desperate for friends? You will do what it takes to be accepted even if it means being racist to your peers.

This is in fact not true. If you want true and honest friends, then get to know people who don’t force you to be a certain way in order to be accepted into their group.

Imagine this. You’re a new student. You don’t have any friends and your sitting alone at lunch. You see what seems to be like a nice group of people, so you go up to them and try to start a conversation. But when you arrive at their group, they tell you to leave and they make fun of you because of your race. How would that make you feel?

Bullying people because of their skin color is extremely degrading and judgmental. Be part of the solution, not the problem.

 

 

 

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